Spinach Frittata with Green Salad


This easy meal for one is perfect on busy weeknights when you want something light and healthy.


  • 1 large egg plus 2 large egg whites

  • 2 tablespoons grated aged cheese, such as Gruyere

  • 2 teaspoons whole milk

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ small shallot, minced

  • 1 ½ cups baby spinach

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 cups salad greens

  • ¼ teaspoon cider, sherry, or red-wine vinegar


  1. Place a 1-cup ovenproof baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet and place in oven; preheat oven to 450 degrees. While oven is heating, whisk together egg and egg whites, 1 tablespoon cheese, milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pinch of pepper. In a small skillet, heat teaspoon oil over medium; add shallot and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add spinach; cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir spinach into egg mixture.

  2. Remove heated dish from oven and coat with cooking spray. Immediately pour in egg mixture and top with 1 tablespoon cheese. Bake until frittata is puffed up and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Toss greens with vinegar and 3/4 teaspoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Serve frittata with salad.


Cook's Notes

You can add fresh herbs, chopped cooked vegetables, or cubed ham to this lightened-up frittata.

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